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Rep. Dammeier asks governor to use veto pen to stop all-mail voting

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on March 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm with 6 Comments »
March 28, 2011 3:20 pm

Rep. Bruce Dammeier said he has sent this letter to Gov. Chris Gregoire asking her to step in and stop the state’s move to all-mail voting.

Polls in Pierce County, the last holdout, would close under a bill approved by the Senate and House on strong support from Democrats, including most Pierce County Democrats.

Gregoire’s office said Friday the Democratic governor needs time to review the bill.

Dammeier, a Republican from Puyallup in his second two-year term, said it’s the first time he has asked the governor to veto legislation. He said:

This is about fairness and respect to Pierce County voters. Pierce County should be given the same opportunity as our other thirty-eight counties to determine the manner in which their voters cast ballots. It’s a policy decision that belongs at the local level.

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  1. FREEDOM!!!!

    Ok, I’ll go along. But not before some ridiculous hyperbole about tyranny, injustice, and the communists that surround us trying to take away our polls!

    Now I know what Glenn Beck means when he talks about little bits of America slipping through our fingers. Would the Gipper vote by mail? Hell no!

    Yeah, that’s all I got. Good luck Rep. Dammeier.

  2. taxedenoughintacoma says:

    I am with Rep. Dammeier on this on. I feel we shoul be moving the other way and going back to the polls not the mail system. Freedom is not free.

  3. If the county council had let us voting on it, I doubt if we would be even discussing the issue.

    The Republican lead council choose not to allow a vote, so now it’s too late.

  4. ttown508 says:

    Wow, this will be a feather in his hat protecting the few poll voters left in the state that happen to be in Pierce County. Off all the things Bruce could ask the Governor and this is his priority??!! Enjoy your two years in office Bruce, you will not be back.

  5. Dammeier needs to get the silver spoon out of his mouth and figure out his constituents have bigger issues to deal with. How about making sure community clinics stay open so that everyone who has been laid off and no longer has health insurance can get help if they get sick? How about making sure our community corrections officers have the tools they need to be safe and help us stay safe?

    Come on Bruce – this is the first and only time you have stood up for anything and this is the issue you choose? You need to get out in to the community once in a while!

  6. hortonpeak says:

    Gen, give Bruce a chance. He has finally stepped up to the plate, shown some backbone and tackled perhaps western civilization’s most pressing need – poll voting in Pierce County. Bravo Bruce.

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